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So there I was in the checkout line at the grocery store; paying for my typical groceries:

Red bell peppers, orange bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, celery, onions, broccoli, tomatoes, Brussel sprouts, mushrooms, garlic, romaine lettuce, spinach, bananas, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, baby carrots, peaches, kiwis, plums, apples, pears, avocados, black olives, natural walnuts, raw natural almonds, sunflower nuts, ground flaxseed, green beans, sardines, a couple small bags of frozen peas (great for keeping the berries cool until I get home and put them in the fridge.), Tabasco, and zero-carb dressing.

And the high school or collage age cashier says "Don't you eat any real food ?".
At first I chuckled; and then I realized how sad and pathetic it is that in our culture that people only consider food to be something that is processed and packaged in a factory. :(

--ET
 

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Yes - I'm just the same as you ET! :D:):confused::(:mad:
 

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Sounds sarcastic or ironic to me. Where I shop (which is not upscale, more like *******!) cashiers are trained not to comment on what people buy. and if YOU comment, they are trained to make a very neutral response. I have tested them with my weird combinations of items, and my comments ... believe me!
 

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I had a similar experience a few weeks ago. The cashier said "What on Earth are you going to do with all those nuts?" I was stocking up with multiple packets - since I shop there at irregular intervals - of walnuts, almonds, cashews and macadamias. I just said I was stocking up!
 

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I had a similar experience a few weeks ago. The cashier said "What on Earth are you going to do with all those nuts?" I was stocking up with multiple packets - since I shop there at irregular intervals - of walnuts, almonds, cashews and macadamias. I just said I was stocking up!
You sound the same as me I buy loads of nuts when I go to the supermarket. I don't know where they all go! :eek: The cashier perhaps thought you were a squirrel! :)
 

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You'll all be please to hear that the same problem exists in France.

It didn't when we first got here 7 years ago but now my OH tells me that she gets some very strange looks from the other shoppers who seem surprised at the shortage of packaged (junk) foods in her trolley.

So far however, the checkout assistants haven't said anything - clearly their training in that regard is still working!

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I had a similar experience a few weeks ago. The cashier said "What on Earth are you going to do with all those nuts?" I was stocking up with multiple packets - since I shop there at irregular intervals - of walnuts, almonds, cashews and macadamias. I just said I was stocking up!
Good for you! Pile in that Magnesium!!!

I buy almonds in 2 lb bags at my local Indian grocery. Nobody looks at me funny, there! :rolleyes:

 

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It's funny when you get different responses to purchases at different stores. If I go to the organic Whole Foods store, no one looks or thinks twice. It's a different story at the discount store...
 

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Hey Jim? Welcome to DF. If you get a chance, surf over to the Introductions board & tell us a little more about yourself.

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In addition to my original post. You all may get a chuckle out of this.

Last night at the same grocery store; but different cashier.
The checkout girl went to bag my milled flaxseed (aka flaxseed meal) and asked

"Is this food ?"

She wasn't being sarcastic or anything. She was just wondering if she should put it in a bag separate from other groceries.

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